Mansfield, Texas earthquake: 3.0-magnitude quake rattles area before second hits New Mexico

A 3.0-magnitude earthquake hit mansfield, Texas, just below dallas and Fort Worth, on Wednesday just as another, stronger, 3.9-magnitude quake was felt near Jal, New Mexico, by the Texas border

A 3.0-magnitude earthquake hit Mansfield, Texas, on Wednesday just as another, stronger, 3.9-magnitude quake hit Jal, New Mexico(Microsoft )

A 3.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Mansfield, Texas, as another 3.9-magnitude quake rocked regions of southeast New Mexico and western Texas on Wednesday, putting the entire Southwest on alert.

At least 10 individuals in the Mansfield area reported the quake to the U.S. Geological Survey, which monitors seismic activity across the country. The shaking from the quake was reportedly "light," with no damage expected from the earthquake. The one in New Mexico was slightly stronger, described as "moderate" with a chance of "very light damage."

The Mansfield quake was rated a VI on the Modified Mercalli Intensity scale, while the New Mexico quake, which originated from Jal, a tiny city right in the southeast corner of the state, was rated a V. Mansfield is located just south of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, on the other side of the state from where the impacts of the New Mexico quake were felt.

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A map from the U.S. Geological Survey shows the area where the New Mexico earthquake struck(

Both quakes began just after 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday. Bud Kennedy, a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, said the earthquake near Mansfield was "stronger than the usual North Texas microquakes."

X user @lebnaniyee wrote on the platform following the Mansfield earthquake, "Earthquake in Texas?" Another, @_PrttyGorgeous, wrote, "B***h…was that an Earthquake?? In TEXAS???" User @tif_chanel replied, "I'm in Mansfield tx that definitely was had my house shaking."

"An earthquake in north Texas just doesn’t even make sense to me," summed up @_ShaylaMonii, whose post seemed to encompass what many other residents were thinking when they felt the quake.

Mansfield, Texas, is a small suburb of Fort Worth and Dallas, located just south of the conjoined cities(Renelibrary/Wikimedia Commons)


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